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...home state coal industry from new regulations limiting carbon emissions from existing power plants. McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, faces a tough re-election in Kentucky.This hunkering down by Democrats is at odds with the once-vibrant...

...the president's power to fill high-level administration posts with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama.But the justices stopped short of a more sweeping decision...
Each party certain the other is wrong

...Republicans repeatedly vote to repeal the health law. Democrats push to raise the minimum wage even when they know Senate Republicans will block it. The great majority of Republicans today are elected from solidly conservative districts and states...
Where do the elite meet? Behind closed doors

...afforded to average constituents."Even some partisans criticize the secrecy - when the opposition is involved.Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's campaign attacked his potential general election rival, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison...
Republican majority claims control of Alaska Senate

...majority are Cathy Giessel of Anchorage and Fred Dyson of Eagle River.Conspicuously absent were the remaining Senate Republicans, Bert Stedman of Sitka and outgoing Senate President Gary Stevens of Kodiak, who have been more moderate voices...
News reaching out to all 100 senators in push to win confirmation for Pentagon chiefWASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans' reservations about one of their own heading the Pentagon are caught up in potent politics, from a proxy fight...
Murkowski says she supports gay marriage

WASHINGTON - Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday said she supports gay marriage, making her the third Senate Republican to do so.Murkowski's announcement comes with the Supreme Court days away from issuing a decision on two cases...
AP Analysis: Balanced budget in eyes of the beholder

...Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat who is his party's chief budget strategist in the House.Across the Capitol, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky offered a rebuttal.He said that under the plan Democrats favor: "We won't...
Murkowski open to same-sex marriage

...pockets or our bedrooms; we certainly don't need it in our families," she said. Murkowski became the third Senate Republican to come out in favor of same-sex marriage, joining 49 Democrats and two independents in the Senate with that view...
Analysis: Both sides see mandate, hard road ahead

...the election, correctly anticipating the results. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was frostier in his post-election...neither party can get everything it wants. Boehner, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP officials now...


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